Former high school receives historical marker

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By: James Buechele
October 20, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- As Rev. William Foutz walks through what was once old Lincoln High, he's reminded of fond memories.

"It was such a happy thing to walk this old hall," said Foutz.

Rev. Foutz graduated here back in 1963, just six years before it was closed. The old school, located on West Brevard Street, is now the Lincoln Neighborhood Center.

"I'm almost in tears now. God is good and I thank God for this occasion coming up tomorrow."

That occasion marks the unveiling of this historic marker. The marker will be on display at a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Friday.

Established in 1869, Lincoln was one of only two schools in Florida to educate newly freed slaves. It was the primary institute for African-Americans in Tallahassee for 100 years.

"This building here. Oh, thank God almighty it's still standing."

Foutz says he hopes people attend Friday's historical ceremony especially with FAMU homecoming happening this weekend as well.

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